Outstanding Junior Clinician Education Manuscript Award

The Outstanding Junior Clinician Education Manuscript Award is targeted to clinician-educator junior faculty (Assistant Professor/Instructor) in the development stages of their careers. The junior faculty member must have first-authored an outstanding peer-reviewed clinical education journal article focused on the care of older adults. Selection of award winners will consider the article's novelty, methodological, clarity of presentation, and potential to influence education relevant to the care of older adults. 

2024 Recipient: Kimberly Beiting, MD

Kimberly Beiting, MD, is this year’s recipient for her work on “Geriatrics Fellows Learning Online And Together (Geri-a-FLOAT): A sustainable model of learning and support” published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society in 2023. By collaborating with the co-founders of Geri-a-FLOAT, Kimberly was able to evaluate the program from the “Wave 1” pilot to the “Wave 2” year-long curriculum which was created using Kern's six-step approach to curriculum development. Her study found Geri-A-FLOAT to be sustainable and associated with high rates (88%) of self-reported impact at 1-year. The Geri-a-FLOAT model promotes sharing of ideas among peers and across institutions, which may help break down silos to promote equity and best practices. Dr. Beiting, an Assistant  Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has also completed an Advanced Research Fellowship focusing on a qualitative investigation of institutional and patient perceptions of opioid use disorder in nursing homes. Her clinical and research interests include the care of adults aging with substance use disorders in various care settings and advocating for the improved care of this special population. 


Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Clinical Education Manuscript Award

2023   Susan Glassburn, PhD, MSW
2022   Patricia G. Ng, MD, FACP
2021   Anna Goroncy, MD
2020   Marcia Mecca, MD
2019   Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH
2014   Erika Rozalia Manu, MD
2013   Kimberly S. Johnson, MD, MHS

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